Stroke

What Causes Coronary Artery Disease?

…with the highest levels of CRP had five times the risk of developing coronary artery disease and four times the risk of having a heart attack or stroke compared with subjects with the lowest levels. C-reactive protein predicted risk of these events in women who appeared to have no other pertinent heart…

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Vascular Dementia Can Happen to Anyone

…and waning circulation to the brain, small vessel disease, TIAS’s (transient ischemic attacks), and mini-strokes. The most common type is multi-infarct dementia; the result of several strokes. As a cardiologist, I’ve seen many cases of VaD because it’s more common in those with cardiac conditions…

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How to Naturally Boost Testosterone Levels for Better Heart Health

…testosterone levels concern me as well. If left untreated, low testosterone levels can contribute to everything from coronary artery disease, to strokes, and heart failure. What exactly is testosterone? Testosterone is a steroid hormone produced in the testes. Testosterone supports strong bones, muscle…

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7 Servings of Fruits and Vegetables = 42% Lower Risk of Death?

…participants who reported eating seven servings of fruits and vegetables had 25% lower risk of dying from cancer, and a 31% reduced risk of death from a stroke or heart disease. Plus, vegetables are more protective than fruits. Those who reported eating 2-3 portions of vegetables a day had a 19% lower risk…

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Pets for Heart Health

…a puppy, you can do this in your cupped hands. If the animal is larger, do this on a table or the ground.) Animals that respond quietly when you stroke their underside tend to be submissive and more trainable. Animals that squirm excessively, bite or claw at you, and try frantically to right themselves…

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5 Ways to Help Prevent a Cardiac Event

…to join a gym to improve your heart health, unless you want to. Walking just one mile, or more, a day improves your heart health, minimizes your stroke risk, and improves your blood pressure and blood sugar. Plus, it helps you shed unwanted pounds. 5. Discharge harmful electro-pollution with earthing…

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Improper Grilling Can Be Hazardous to Your Health

…benefits of omega-3s, including increased HDL cholesterol and LDL cholesterol levels, improved blood circulation, and reduced risk for heart attack and stroke. So eat up and enjoy how delicious healthy heart nutrition can taste! A Taste of the Orient This taste delight combines the protection of soy sauce…

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Mercury Levels in Fish: Is It a Worry, or Not?

…recent analysis from Harvard researchers shows that the mercury level in fish eaten by Americans is not a significant contributor to heart disease, stroke, or overall cardiovascular disease in adults. Their research showed that the heart benefits far outweighed any risk. One potential reason for these…

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A Hidden Cause of Sudden Cardiac Death

…When this connection was broken, he experienced heartbreak, which can often lead to a variety of cardiovascular problems, including heart attack and stroke. What Can You Do to Overcome Heartbreak and Prevent Sudden Cardiac Death? * Massage and other touch therapies, such as Reiki, can be powerful healers…

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We Invite You to Share Your Story

…started a new exercise program, * Used dietary supplements and lifestyle changes to lower your blood pressure, * Bounced back from a heart attack or stroke, * Or achieved another important health milestone, big or small! To be featured on Dr. Sinatra's blog, just leave a comment below--with a brief description…

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Learn the Symptoms of Atrial Fibrillation

…congestive heart failure. There is also a risk that blood clots may form in the fibrillating atria. This can lead to the most dreaded complication of AF: stroke. So, to get back to my reader’s question, what are the symptoms of atrial fibrillation? The most common symptoms include a fast or slow irregular…

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Four Things You May Not Know About Salt Consumption

If you’re working hard to prevent heart attack and stroke, as well as the occurrence of other cardiovascular problems, you need to beware of the dangers associated with salt. As any decent doctor or holistic practitioner will tell you, having too much salt in your system can make it difficult for…

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Is Niacin Effective and Safe? Here’s My Take

…and reducing harmful Lp(a). But the report, based on the results of two recent studies, showed that high dose niacin failed to reduce the risk of stroke, heart disease, and death. Plus, it caused serious side effects—including skeletal and gastrointestinal problems, as well as diabetes. These niacin…

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Pets and Your Heart

…away when they can’t handle any more stimulation. This is a wonderful lesson that we can learn from. If you’re recovering from a heart attack or stroke, other cardiovascular problems, or any health crisis for that matter, use these lessons from the animal kingdom to reconnect with your intuition. If…

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Ease Stress with Gifts that Give Back

Stress can be devastating to your heart. It causes your blood pressure levels to rise and increases your risk of heart attack and stroke. And, if you are like me, the mad dash around the holidays can be very stressful. Why not take some time to remember what the holiday season is supposed to be about?…

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The Benefits of Fish Oil Supplements for Heart Disease

…been all over the news. A study review published in the Archives of Internal Medicine found that taking fish oil did not prevent heart attack or stroke survivors from having another cardiac event. One news headline read, “Fish Oil Delivers Few Heart Benefits, Study Finds.” This type of media hype…

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The Real Risk Factors for Heart Disease

…should ask. First off, I would say that you should address some basic lifestyle issues that have been shown to increase risk of heart attack and stroke. For example, if you smoke, stop. If you're carrying some extra weight, lose 5 or 10 pounds. When you shop for food, choose items that are fresh, and…

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